Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Focus point selection, part of Photography Foundations: Lenses.
In this course I've been assuming that you're already comfortable with basic auto focus,…a topic that we covered in some detail in the Foundations of…Photography: Exposure course.…So, you should already be habitually pre-focusing and you should understand…what the focus points in your camera's viewfinder are.…You may have already encountered times when auto focus was difficult or more…complicated or just outright impossible due to weird lighting or complex…composition or moving subject matter.…Fortunately, your camera probably has features for dealing with all of these issues.…
Now, like the Exposure course, we're keeping this course camera agnostic.…I am not going to talk about specific camera controls or features.…But no matter what type of camera or lens you have, you're going to see features…that are very similar to what we're seeing here.…So, you'll just need to look those up in your manual to understand how to work…what I'm doing here on your particular camera.…Also, here you're seeing something new.…
- Understanding field of view and camera position
- Depth of field and lens choice
- How to choose a lens
- Examining lens features
- Using specialized lenses such as fisheye and tilt/shift lenses
- Focusing techniques
- Using filters
- Camera maintenance
Skill Level Beginner
Photography Foundations: Exposure (2010)with Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Photography Foundations: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Photographer's Eyewith Douglas Kirkland41m 55s Appropriate for all
2. What Is a Lens?
3. Focal Length, Camera Position, and Composition
4. Depth of Field
5. Choosing a Lens
6. Advanced Autofocus
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.